36 years after the young man (see photo) from Melle-Neuenkirchen parish had been participating in the first partnership youth meeting between the that-time Durban and Melle circuits, he is back to his roots.
That-time Hans Georg Meyer came back to Melle as the new dean of Melle-Geogsmarienhütte. Last Sunday, November 15th, 2015, Hans-Georg Meyer-ten Thoren was installed in a big afternoon service in Melle St. Petri church by the regional bishop, Dr. Birgit Klostermeier. (see photo)
Many friends of the family, from his last parish Wallenhorst (Osnabrück circuit) and representatives of all parishes of Melle-Georgsmaienhütte and representatives of the partner circuits Durban, Umngeni and Umvoti (Dean Nzama/Durban, Dean Dumakude/Umvoti and Deputy Dean/Umngeni) took place in the ceremony. Dean Nzama extended the greetings of all three partner circuits to the assembly with the assistance of Anke Meckfessel, chairlady of the Melle-Georgsmarienhütte circuit parternship committee. (see photo)
On Tuesday 17th November at 19.00 h, the delegates will meet partnership committee members from Melle-Georgsmarienhütte and Bramsche circuits for talks with the following topics:
- News from the parish and circuit partnerships
- Bursary fond and annual donation
- Partnership meetings in 2016, especially partnership weeks in the cirucits of Osnabrück region.
In this meeting also friends of Pirna circuit will be present.
All photo by Eckhard Eilers